Part 5: Oxygenated Compounds



Ketones are very similar to aldehydes as they also feature an oxygen with a double bond; however, this functional group always occurs somewhere in the middle of a carbon chain rather than on the end. Ketones can be identified from their scientific name, which usually end with the suffix “-one.” Common ketones found in essential oils are carvone and menthone.

Main Health Effects:

  • Improves the appearance of skin1
  • Some have calming properties2
  • Supports healthy respiratory function3*
  • Promotes healthy digestion4*

Essential OilMain Ketone Constituent(s)Amount
Dill2,4*carvoneApproximately 50%
Peppermint 3*,4*menthoneApproximately 15%
Rosemary  2,3*,4*camphorApproximately 10%
Fennel 2,3*,4*frenchoneApproximately 5%
Lavender  1,2octanoneApproximately 5%

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


< Previous Page

Next Page >


Select Your Continent

Select Your Region

Select Your Location

Select Your Language